Blu-Ray News #302: Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970).

Directed by Don Siegel
Starring Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine

Kino Lorber has announced an October Blu-Ray release of Don Siegel’s Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970), his second picture with Clint Eastwood (from a story by Budd Boetticher).

Kino Lorber has promised 4K restorations of both the US cut and the longer international version, along with a host of extras.


Filed under 1970, Budd Boetticher, Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, DVD/Blu-ray News, Kino Lorber, Universal (-International)

4 responses to “Blu-Ray News #302: Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970).

  1. Mike Richards

    This film always gets mixed reviews, but I think it’s an entertaining romp, not a classic, but it does have Clint, plus a good music score from Ennio Morricone.
    I already have the Blu ray, and maybe not the best Blu ray around, it’s much better than the DVD.
    I’ll definitely wait for screen shots from DVD Beaver etc, before ordering the 4K remaster.
    I nearly bought the 4K version of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly until l saw the reviews and screen shots, that film didn’t turn out well at all. Not certain if it’s a 4K problem, because some films do look great, or maybe the guys tweaking the computer editing colours.


  2. Walter

    Mike, I like TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA(filmed 1969, released 1970) a lot. I think it is a gem and Ennio Morricone’s masterful music score is amazing. I remember first seeing this movie on the NBC MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES in 1972. I recall being hooked right from the start during the title sequence of the lone rider Hogan(Clint Eastwood) riding through a harsh desert with the horse stepping to the unusual quirky fermented mix of jaw harps, guitar strings, organ, clavioline, and whatever else to create the remarkable hypnotic atmosphere to start out with and of course the “braying mule” sound. The main title theme stuck in my head forever and I whistled it for years. Commenting on the musical score, the movie’s director Don Siegel said, “The music is among the most original and unusual ever written for a film. As far as I was concerned, Morricone was a genius.”


  3. Mike Richards

    Walter, l was pleased to read you also like Two Mules For Sister Sara, not certain if we’re in a small club regarding that.
    I remember reading that old Budd wasn’t too pleased with Don Siegel’s final efforts, but I’ve always found the film very entertaining and easy viewing.
    I do have the soundtrack CD by the great Ennio, and there is a track called “The Braying Mule”. The now rare soundtrack LP features a very good cover photo of Clint and Shirley.


  4. Walter

    Mike, I don’t think that we are that few in number in being fans of TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. “Old” Budd, was miffed in that he didn’t get to direct the movie, much less oversee the rewrites of his original screenplay.


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